Buttercream Frosting

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Servings 
2 cups of frosting

The perfect frosting/icing for cakes, this is the ideal kind of frosting for decorating.

Ingredients
3/4 cup
butter, softened
(150gm) (5oz)
2 cups
confectioner's (icing) sugar
(250gm) (8oz)
1 tsp.
vanilla essence
2 tsp.
hot water
Instructions 

Beat together the butter and icing with a mixer until well combined, smooth and creamy.
Add the vanilla and hot water.
Beat some more and use!

If you want it to have a chocolaty taste and colour, substitute the vanilla essence with 2 tbsp. cocoa powder. For a different colour, just add a few drops of the colour of your choice and mix.

 

Comments

how much cocoa powder would i need to add to this so that i can use it in the moist layered chocolate cake?

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2 tbsp cocoa.

I made butter cream icing many times but the icing is melting couldn't make icing decorations. whats the reason?

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Are you living in warm climates? If so make sure you buy a good quality butter, most of the cheaper butters tend to melt very quickly in warm weather and that could be what is happening with yours. Try refrigerating the frosting before using so as to solidify it a bit, or add some extra icing sugar to thicken it some more.

fauzi please help with step by step on making a white cake fondant

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Sorry no fondant recipes.

salamz sis!
wont the icing melt if we use hot water?

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W/Salaam, no it won't. It will smoothen it.

May i use the caster d sugar instead of icing sugar?

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Icing sugar has an extra ingredient (cornflour) that caster sugar does not have. It will not give the same results. You can grind sugar until fine then add 2 tbsp cornflour in every cup of sugar and use that instead.

Please tell me how you do ur whipping cream

Hi, I really love this site and all your recipes. Just wondering, which country are you from?

Hi, I really was so happy when my sister gave me your email address. I baked up a storm for Eid, especially your rose rolls was a great hit with family and friends. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Hi! You can try and google for accurate conversions. :)

i love your recipes!:D

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Check for my whipped cream recipe also in this folder.

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

Salam. Can u plz tell the exact kind of butter used in cakes and frosting i mean can u plz specify coz there r a lot of kinds in the market like margarine, salted and unsalted one and another i saw was named as baking butter. which one is the best ? Specially for frosting can u plz name a brand or two??

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W/Salaam. I prefer unsalted butter as it has better flavour although even salted will work. Have never tried using baking butter. Where are you located? I caanot be sure what brands you have in your country.

Aa fauzia. .. can i use magarine instead o butter... plus wot do i add if i want lemon frosting

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W/Salaam, yes you can use margarine although it tastes better with butter. You can add 1-2 tbsp lemon juice in place of vanilla, plus 1 tsp lemon zest.

Salam am thinking of making milk puding(milk + corn flour)then pour it on the cake and also garnishing the top with a bit of cocoa.what do you think,if it doesn't work on this cake can I do it to another type of cake.Thank u

Sorry am talking about moist layered cake

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W/Salaam. Have never tried that, not sure how it will tun out.

I am located in Lahore Pakistan. U can name the brand u use in order to just give an idea.

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Am not from Lahore so cannot suggest the brands that are available there.

Hello Fauzia, I want to ask that for piping the butter cream it should be little thin in consistency. As you already told that we can add little icing sugar in it to thicken it but what should I do to thinner its consistency?

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It shouldn't be too thin, make sure that when you pipe it, the icing is smooth and the pattern is clear. :)

Hi fauzia,
please I would lyk 2 know if I can use this buttercream frosting 2 decorate top of cake. and where can I buy edible prints 2 decorate a cake am in Nairobi Kenya.

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Hi yes you can decorate a cake with it, not sure where to purchase edible prints in NBO.

can i use cocoa powder of any brand or it will spoil d taste?

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I prefer cadbury's cocoa powder, but if you have a different brand and like the taste, you can use it. :)

Salam Fauzia, Do u have any pictures of the cake where u use this frosting?

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No need to refrigerate before decorating, but you can store any leftover in the fridge.

shall i've to refrigerate it before decorating d cake? Also can d vanilla essence be omitted?

can u pls tell the measurements in cups?

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Thank you, actually 1 cup of flour or 1 cup of icing sugar is equal to 4 oz instead of the normal 8oz. That is why I emphasized on the 2 cups for icing sugar (8oz)

Just love ur recipes, very recently got my hands on it on FB! Well a lil correction about the measurements in this recipe:
6 oz = 3/4 cup
16 oz = 2 cups
As 2 oz = 1/4 cup

salam....wanted to know if i cud frost the cake with this butter cream frosting a night before it is served to the guests?? will refridgerating change the taste of the frosting??? n does this frosting holds its shape well??
thank u...

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W/Salaam, the frosting holds its shape beautifully and yes you can frost it the night before. Since the frosting is mainly butter, it will stiffen when refrigerated, but if left out at room temperature for an hour or so before serving it will soften right up again. :)

can we add color powder to it in oerder to get colored frosting, for example to make roses?

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Yes you can.

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